“Nicky’s Family” screens at 10:00 am Sunday, February 19th at Boulder High School on the final day of the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF).
The film tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His story may have gone untold, but his wife found a suitcase in the attic full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. Knighted by Queen Elisabeth II and nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace, Nicholas Winton’s story is heart-warming and uplifting in the extreme, and I promise that once you see this extraordinary film about an extraordinary man, you will never forget it or the man.